The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Sean Spicer says that British Intelligence may have been part of the imagined wired tap on Trump and Sam and Michael do a dramatic reenactment of Obama calling UK Intelligence.

Cliff Schecter reflects on the Dumdum Left and Trump. The perils of electing a sociopath. The sociopath proposal to cut Meals on Wheel and after school meals for poor children. Republicans cruel fairy tales that lead to making kids starve. Republicans dreamed about making people poor while they were drinking at the keg in college and more useless and cruel cuts proposed by Trump.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss explains why The Expanse is a good but not great show. Matthew's new eBay adventures. More filmmaking adventures with Matthew and Sam and Matthew tells us to watch the film: The Shop on Main Street.

On The Fun Half: OMB Head Mick Mulvany lies and lies about Meals on Wheels. Libertarians writer lie about Meals on Wheels. Reporters getting exhausted by covering Trump's fantasy life. Mick Mulvany talks dangerous nonsense about the climate crisis. Trump comes out for a even worse healthcare bill. Paul Ryan talks libertarian nonsense about health care and Bernie Sanders advocates sanity and compassion in health care. Ali Velshi debunks nonsense on health care and your calls and IMs.

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The disastrous Republican healthcare rollout and Trump is already throwing Ryan under the bus.

Christy Ford Chapin, an assistant professor of twentieth-century political history at the University of Maryland and author of" Ensuring America's Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System", explains why America has a uniquely dysfunctional healthcare system. How did Blue Cross/Blue Shield get launched? Pre-paid physician groups and why they made sense. Has insurance companies distort medicine. Americans older fear of mega corporations. Lobbying power and modern modern medicine. The 1930s push for national health insurance. Truman's plan for universal healthcare and to destroy insurance companies. Opposition to public healthcare and why did the private insurance industry support Obamacare?H

On the Fun Half: Paul Ryan is humiliated by Jake Tapper. Paul Ryan says his own healthcare bill needs to revised in order to pass through the House. Tom Price has no soul. Trump's new Muslim ban gets blocked in Federal Court and some kid in the audience does not like it. If Trump wants someone to blame, blame Stephen Miller. Is Seb Gorky a Neo-Nazi. Trump's radical far Right Wing budget. Trump never forgets, Random Rush. The Trump Administration will make it easier for drones to kill civilians and your calls and IMs.

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Paul Ryan's healthcare plan is class warfare against the Middle Class and the Poor.

Journalist Angela Nagle, explains the long history of elite disdain for the masses that spans Left and Right. The Alr Right and Steve King's White Nationalism. How is the Alt Right different from the old Right? The Alt Right and the resurgence of over racism. Trump and civic conservatism and racism. Panic and racism. The younger people of the Alt Right. The problem with "I'm just joking" as a defense. The Left and Internet culture and the openings for the Alt Right. The Right and culture. Who cares about being edgy? And what would Alt Right policy look like?

On The Fun Half: Republican plans to undermine and hurt Obamacare. Former CBO director confirms that the Ryan plan is an attack on vulnerable Americans. Lindsey Graham, sees trouble ahead for the Ryan replacement plan. Leaked tape of Paul Ryan trash talking Trump behind his back back during the campaign. Congressman Joe Barton, gets booed after saying violence against women is a state issue. Why Trump needs parenting. Bernie Sanders with a powerful town hall in West Virginia.

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Steven Cook (@StevenACook), the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations joins us on the show today.

Michael Flynn's blatant cooperation with the Turkish government. Turkey's history as a "Frenemy" to the US. Who is Fethullah Gülen and why did the Turks have Mike Flynn call him "Saddam Hussein?" Erdogan's upcoming attempt to consolidate the powers of the presidency in a referendum and why he called the Dutch "Nazi remnants" and how clashing with Geert Wilders and the Dutch right-wing nationalists helps both.

Then, Mike Hanna (@mjahanna) of Al Jazeera English joins us to talk about the UN in the age of Trump. The UN initiative against sex crimes. Is Nikki Haley answering to the State Department or the White House. How Trump could use the UN as a front to project his foreign policy in Syria and across the world. The UN's ability to cope with the political aspects of conflicts. South Africa and Jacob Zuma's corruption and successor. The unraveling of the African National Congress.

An on the fun half - Bernie says both parties forgot West Virginia, Steve King goes full racist, an update from Ronald Raygun on tumult in the immigrant communities, Brian Stelter goes hard at Sean Hannity, Theresa May laughs in a very alarming fashion, and your calls and IMs.

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Mike Flynn lobbied for Turkey and maybe also a Russian agent. The Republicans radical far right agenda.

Cliff Schecter explains the Republicans demented healthcare plan. The Republicans who oppose the Medicaid cuts. The radicalization of the Republican Party. Why the Republicans attacked the ACA from the Left and want to destroy from the right. Paul Ryan is an idiot and still gets credit from bad reporters for being wonky. Republicans are always dishonest about insurance and the Democrats failing message on healthcare.

Writer and filmmaker Stephen Elliot, explains filmmaking in the Trump era. His new series Drive and people losing it in the Trump era. Experiencing politics under Bush and Trump. why conservatives are bad at fiction writing and comedy. Sympathy and empathy. Can you find the humanity in Trump? Getting fired from every job Stephen has ever had. Where does the word bromance come from. Memories from the Dean campaign and having a constantly moving career. The love of working with actors and what's next.

The most epic interview interruption ever. Greg Gutfeld attacks Sam Seder and it's, Sad! Ali Velshi, explains to a inarticulate Republican Congressman why private healthcare does not work. Chris Hayes wants to know why the Republicans are rushing Obamacare repeal. Rand Paul hurting Trump?

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We are sending Marines to Syria. Why Paul Ryan wants to use repealing the ACA to give rich people tax cuts.

Richard Kahlenberg, a Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation explains why Betsy DeVos does not believe in public education. The myth of mass public school failure. The opportunity gap in public education. Why unregulated school choice is a problem. Why money well spent in public education works. Trump's plan to divert money to private schools. The plan for a backdoor voucher system. Opening the door to discrimination in public education. The myth of private school success. The erosion of democrats values and how to fight the Trump/DeVos plan to gut public education.

On The Fun Half: Mark Cuban gets ahead of Democrats on healthcare. The Democrats failing message on healthcare. Congressman Joe Kennedy III calls out Paul Ryan's cruelty. Republican Congressman is shockingly stupid. Scott Pruitt explains his plans to use the EPA to destroy the environment and public health and denies the role of human activity in climate change.

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Sean Spicer makes another deranged case for smaller government.

Journalist Nelson Denis, explains the one hundred year anniversary of Puerto Ricans getting citizenship in the United States. America's second class citizenship for Puerto Ricans. The colonial treatment of Puerto Rico in America. Puerto Rico and the Cold War. The Jones Act and imposed austerity on the island. The legal structure of wealth extraction from Puerto Rico. Charles Herbert Allen the first civilian governor of Puerto Rico. The financial control board and the false narrative about Puerto Rico. Corruption, austerity and privatization The movement for Puerto Rican independence and the need to reform the Jones.

On The Fun Half: International Women's Day protests. The EPA scraps science terminology from it's website. Trump's OMB Director thinks that "insurance is not the end goal". Donald Trump not committed to the new healthcare bill. The GOP's Medicaid hustle. The CEO insurance provision. The GOP health plan and crisis of lottery winners on Medicaid. Al Franken is concerned about Jeff Sessions lying to the Senate. The Trump Administration considers separating mothers from their children at the Mexican border and IMs.

 

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Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein) to discuss how Wall Street will rob us via the GOP and Trump Admin. Wall Street's professed values for diversity and "pinkwashing." How bankers thought nationalization was more of a possibility post-financial crisis than lawmakers did. The current significance of Dodd-Frank and the reality of "over-regulation" rhetoric. How DeVos and Ben Carson can cause damage despite not knowing anything.

Then, Michael Shure (@MichaelShure) on the prospects for the GOP's cobbled together Obamacare replacement. Why Michael thinks the replacement will die in the House.

On the fun half - Bob Beckel says Trump is losing it, Chaffetz thinks medical debt is because people like iPhone, Ben Carson has thoughts on brains and slavery (but apparently not housing), Seb Gorka thinks VOICE is "un-American."

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Democrats raise big money for a Congressional election in Georgia. Donald Trump gives advice to school children. The Republicans deregulate everything. Our country is about to be much sicker, polluted and corrupt. ICE terrorizes the undocumented and Steve Bannon's racist inspiration.

On The Fun Half: James Comey demands that the DOJ clarify that Obama did not phone tap Donald Trump. George Stephanopoulos loses patience with Sarah Huckabee. Mark Levin's conspiracy theory travels. Trump and Ukraine policy. Carter Page has another bizarre interview. Roger Stones and Alex Jones spin a new conspiracy  and your calls and IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter breaks down the ongoing fallout from the Sessions revelations. The many Russian connections to the Trump Administration. The oligarch Administration. Did Jeff Sessions admit he committed perjury? The connected interests between Russia and the United States.

Congressman David Nunes threatens the press for investigating the Russia story and what is happening with the FBI? The Administration's savage EPA cuts and Rand Paul wants to read the Obamacare bill.

Andy Kindler does the drugs. Kindler's new CNN war. Andy rips into Van Jones and Andy joins Sam and Michael in mocking Dennis Miller.

On The Fun Half: Carter Page is an odd fellow and raises more questions about the Trump Administration. Carter Page also claims his civil rights were violated. Jess Sessions recuses himself.

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